#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In NYC’s Chinatown, recluse math genius Max (Sean Gullette) believes “everything can be understood in terms of numbers,” and he looks for a pattern in the system as he suffers headaches, plays Go with former teacher Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis), and fools around with an advanced computer system he’s built in his apartment. Both a Wall Street company and a Hasidic sect take an interest in his work, but he’s distracted by blackout attacks, hallucinations, and paranoid delusions..
Plot: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
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An excellent mathematical sci-fi thriller.
I am generally wary of movie portrayals of scientists and people who are supposedly scientific geniuses. It seems that most movie-makers are not scientifically inclined and never manage to do a convincing job. Pi, however, is a very interesting movie and Sean Gullette does a reaonably good job of portraying a genius on the edge of insanity. My fears that this would be another typical bad science movie were quelled very quickly, never to return again. Of course, they didn’t get all the details down pat, but most of it was believable (or close) and some of it was correct. Comments on science aside though, I think this was one of the more interesting, and certainly one of the most original, movies I have seen this year.There are provocative metaphors hidden (well, not very deeply) throughout the movie (esp. the bugs), and the subject is so completely novel that it is really worth seeing. In conclusion I would say that if you think a movie about number theory would be boring, in regard to this movie you would be wrong. If, like me, you think a movie about number theory would be exciting but probably done badly, then you will have to accept that this movie is not really about number theory, but about a number theorist. As far as the execution goes though, you needn’t worry about it, it is a pleasant relief from the usual.
This was the debut film from director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Noah), and I found it in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, I was looking forward to seeing what it would be like. Basically in Manhattan, since childhood Maximillian ‘Max’ Cohen (Sean Gullette), a genius mathematician and computer expert, has suffered from severe migraines and takes pills to ease the pain of these headaches, this is since staring into the sun at the age of six and almost becoming blind, he also has extreme paranoia, hallucinations, and social anxiety disorder. He is a lonely man, living alone in his apartment with a supercomputer he built himself, his only friend is his former mathematics mentor and professor Sol Robeson (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’s Mark Margolis), and he is obsessed with finding numeric patterns. Max believes that mathematics is the language of nature, everything around people can be represented and understood from numbers, if you graph the numbers in any system then patterns emerge, therefore there are patterns everywhere in nature, and his current obsession is the Wall Street stock market and traders and their system to predict their behaviour. While he is being approached by a Wall Street company with high interest in his research and results of his studies, he keeps running into fast-talking Chasidic Torah scholar Lenny Meyer (Ben Shenkman) who also does mathematical research, and believes that a string of numbers, 216, is a code sent from God, and could hold the key to the meaning of life. As time goes by Max is driven to the brink of madness as he becomes obsessed with finding patterns that bring him towards the meaning of the numbers for this code, he shaves his head, he finds Sol dead, he keeps scribbling and calculating trying to find the answer, and in the end Max trashes the apartment and commits suicide with a power drill into his cerebral hemisphere. Also starring Pamela Hart as Marcy Dawson, Stephen Pearlman as Rabbi Cohen, Samia Shoaib as Devi, Ajay Naidu as Farrouhk and Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao as Jenna. In the leading role Gullette certainly convinces as the obsessive genius recluse slowly slipping from normality, the black and white colour and disorientating camera-work definitely add to the feeling of distortion, admittedly the deciphering and intricate ideas broken down by numbers is baffling and will confuse, but you cannot help but want to see what happens next, it is an interesting psychological science-fiction thriller. Worth watching!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 24 min (84 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director Darren Aronofsky
Writer Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson
Actors Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman
Country United States
Awards 8 wins & 12 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera Aaton XTR Prod, Canon and Angenieux Lenses, Bolex H16
Laboratory Bono Film Labs, Arlington (VA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman Plus-X 7276, Tri-X 7278)
Cinematographic Process Ultra 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)